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Michelle Marteleira

Michelle Marteleira studied Public Affairs & Policy Management and holds a Master’s of Planning, Specializing in Disaster Risk Reduction. She has worked in projects on sustainable development, capacity-building and coastal resilience in Asia, Latin America and Canada and has developed partnerships across academic organisations, local and national governments, Indigenous communities and NGOs to propel global sustainability research and practice. Michelle currently works for the Global Relations and Humanitarian Diplomacy team at the Canadian Red Cross, where she contributes to international disaster risk reduction and humanitarian efforts. She also represents the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) as the Regional Focal Point for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas, and was a research associate at the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network from 2014 to 2017.

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